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WR Jeremy Maclin - Kansas City Chiefs

6-0, 198Born: 5-11-1988College: MissouriDrafted: Round 1, pick 19

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Jeremy Maclin missed Weeks 10-13 with a groin injury. His Week 14 status is unclear.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Dec 5): Maclin (groin injury) was listed as questionable to play on Friday's injury report, and he wound up being inactive for Week 13 after being limited in practices throughout last week. Chiefs' coach Andy Reid said 'I don't know' when asked about Jeremy Maclin's (groin) Week 14 availability. 'He's making improvement.'.

General News (Tue Dec 6): practiced fully on Tuesday. Maclin is in line to return to action Thursday, Dec. 8, against the Oakland Raiders.

General News (Tue Dec 6): continues to make improvement from his groin injury, but head coach Andy Reid suggested he didn't know if Maclin would be able to play Thursday, Dec. 8, in a Week 14 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Week 14: vs Oakland Raiders

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Recent Stats and Projections

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Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 9 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Maclin came into the game nursing a hamstring injury, and it was not long before it proved to be too much for him to play. On Maclin's first target of the game in the first quarter, he went down low to catch the ball and although it did not look like he aggravated the injury, he left the game and would not return. He is listed as day to day and is questionable to play on Sunday.

2016 Week 8 vs IND (10 / 3 / 43 / 1 rec)

Maclin had a disappointing day, catching three of his 10 targets for 43 yards and a touchdown. It was the first touchdown for Maclin since week 1, but he was unable to turn his ten targets into meaningful fantasy production, further muddying the waters of his week to week value. Maclin converted his touchdown on a nice little pump fake route, where he took advantage of press coverage before catching a 13 yard pass from Alex Smith. Maclin continues to see a high volume of targets, but it is the quality of those targets that is hurting him. He is running more intermediate routes that are not taking advantage of his ability to generate yards after the catch. For the season, Maclin has only caught 30 of 55 targets, bringing his catch percentage down to a rather unpleasant 54%.

2016 Week 7 vs NO (5 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Maclin provided a safety blanket for his quarterback in a controlled performance from the Chiefs offense. The former Eagles player was unfortunate not to be the recipient of a deep touchdown pass down the seam on an early play. Maclin split two defenders, but Alex Smith's pass was tossed too far ahead of him. Maclin thrived on timing routes, running crisp patterns and stopping on a dime to give his quarterback a clear picture. He made a very acrobatic sliding catch on an errant pass in the second half, and bailed out his quarterback later with a twirling adjustment to an off-target pass on a slant route. Maclin was the engine of the passing offense.

2016 Week 6 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)

In many fantasy circles, Maclin was being highly touted as a receiver with the chance to exceed value due to an advantageous matchup in a game that should see its fair share of points. Maclin has been consistent this year, but he has yet to have a monster game that separates him from other #3 wide receivers. That game did not come on Sunday, despite Maclin having a great matchup against a beatable cornerback in DJ Hayden. Maclin caught three passes for 49 yards on four targets, which was below his season averages of five catches for 61 yards on nine targets. As mentioned above, he was able to abuse Hayden when he tried to play press coverage on Maclin. Maclin beat him quite easily off the line of scrimmage and had a step on him down the right sideline where Smith hit him in perfect stride for a 38 yard gain. Had Maclin seen 10 targets, he very likely would have turned in a seven catch, 100 yard game with the good possibility of a touchdown scored. Maclin though, is a victim of circumstance and he is hamstrung by the fact that his offense is a low-risk ball control offense that does not take shots down the field. Even more troubling is Maclin came into the game catching only 54% of his passes, and this is due in large part to the type of routes that Maclin is being asked to run. No longer is he seeing high percentage targets on screens and digs, where he can create yards after the catch. He is running more routes toward the middle of the field, with slants and in-routes in the intermediate passing game being a high percentage of his targets. This is why despite leading the team in targets (40), Maclin has caught two fewer passes than Travis Kelce, who has seen eight fewer targets than Maclin.

2016 Week 4 vs PIT (8 / 5 / 78 / 0 rec)

Maclin was expected to be very busy on Sunday night, playing against a Steelers secondary that has allowed opposing #1 receivers to score 3.7 points above their average over the last year. Maclin responded with a solid, if unspectacular game, which is sort of how his season has gone through week four weeks. Maclin started off the game with a fifteen yard catch which seemed to be a sign off good things to come. He settled into a spot in the middle of the Steelers zone coverage, before turning the ball up-field and adding another seven yards after the catch. Maclin was very productive when given the opportunity, as all of his catches when for double digit yardage, finishing with receptions of 15, 20, 16, 13 and 14 yards, respectively. Maclin continues to be the most heavily targeted receiver in the Chiefs offense, but his week to week value is still at the mercy of whether or not he scores touchdowns.

2016 Week 3 vs NYJ (7 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)

Maclin was used mostly on very short passes and couldn't convert his two deep targets into catches because he didn't create separation. With the nature of the Chiefs offense, he is only going to be a good play when they face an opponent who scores enough to force them to open up the passing game.

2016 Week 2 vs HOU (15 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec)

In what has become a nearly every week trend throughout Jeremy Maclin's tenure with the Chiefs, he led the team in catches, yards and targets. Maclin finished with six catches for 68 yards, but the bad news is that it took 16 targets for him to achieve those totals. Maclin was hamstrung by Smith's time to throw, as although he was targeted 16 times, roughly half of his incompletions (by my count) were off target and hardly catchable balls for Maclin. He continues to be a high volume target that should see his yardage and touchdown totals climb as the year goes on.

2016 Week 1 vs SD (7 / 5 / 63 / 1 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Maclin is the clear number one receiver for this team and showed it by reeling in 5 catches for 63 yards and a touchdown. Maclin is a quick hitting receiver that can take the top off a defense or run by you after catching that short screen. Maclin's 19-yard touchdown brought the Chiefs within 10 in the fourth quarter and was monumental in the comeback. There was one scary moment when Maclin left the game after taking a shot to the head, but he was able to return and did not show any concussion symptoms. With no clear number two receiver, Maclin figures to see the bulk of the targets going forward.

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Latest News

Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin has full practice (Tue Dec 6, 06:25 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Dec. 6, and is expected to play Thursday, Dec. 8, against the Oakland Raiders.

Our View: It looks like Maclin will play this week. That's a boost for the Chiefs passing game, but it may take some targets away from Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce.
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Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin in line to return (Tue Dec 6, 10:55 AM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) is expected to practice Tuesday, Dec. 6, and he's in line to return to action Thursday, Dec. 8, against the Oakland Raiders.

Our View: Good news for the Chiefs here. If Maclin returns, his presence will cut into the targets for guys like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. The Chiefs need all the weapons they can get on offense since they're facing a high-powered Raiders offense on Thursday night.
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Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin limited (Mon Dec 5, 08:22 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) was limited in practice Monday, Dec. 5.

Our View: The Chiefs have a huge game against the Raiders on Thursday night. It would help their offense to get Maclin back...especially if they have to play catch-up football against the Raiders high-powered offense.
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Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin uncertain for Thursday (Mon Dec 5, 02:00 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) continues to make improvement from his groin injury, but head coach Andy Reid suggested he didn't know if Maclin would be able to play Thursday, Dec. 8, in a Week 14 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Our View: The Chiefs would get a boost to the offense with Maclin back in the lineup. At this time, Maclin is trending in the right direction. We'll know more about his availability on Wednesday. This is a huge, must-see game on Thursday in the league's toughest division.
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Chiefs | Week 13 Chiefs inactives (Sun Dec 4, 11:42 AM) - The Kansas City Chiefs have declared LB Dadi Nicolas, WR Jeremy Maclin, RB Knile Davis, OG Mike Person, CB Phillip Gaines, TE Ross Travis, QB Tyler Bray inactive for Week 13.

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Schedule

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